What does a good post-COVID outpatient clinic look like?

Outpatient activity all but came to a standstill as the COVID crisis tightened its grip. A panel of experts comprising Richard Banks, Chief Strategy Officer at international fertility player Virtus Health, Martin Bundschu, Director at Germany-based optical specialist Smile Eyes, former Colosseum Dental CEO Tomas Aubell, and L.E.K. Consulting's global co-head of healthcare Ben Faircloth joined an HBI-365 audience last week to discuss what a good outpatient clinic post-COVID might look like, and how markets have been affected.

Adding value post-COVID – where are the easy wins?

How do you add value to a business in a post COVID world - and are there any easy wins for new acquisitions? On Wednesday last week, an online audience heard HBI365's lively Q&A panel with with Ameos CEO Dr Axel Paeger, McKinsey partner Sebastian Sieler, and L Catterton managing partner Chinta Bhagat.

German and Dutch dentists struggle to make up COVID losses

Dentists in Germany and the Netherlands are playing post-COVID closure catchup as businesses have reopened after the height of the pandemic. One DACH-based operator tells us it may be harder to make up lost ground in these countries than elsewhere.

Dentix Italia has 120 days to save the business

Spain's biggest dental chain, Dentix, has won a temporary reprieve from its creditors in Italy, but Dentix Italia must now come up with a recovery plan or find a buyer within the next three months.

European dentistry reopens

European dental markets are reopening for business as R numbers drop below 1 across the continent. HBI reviews what the current position is in these key markets and talks to operators in these markets to assess demand.

Anger as English dentistry set to reopen

Dental practices in England are set to reopen on Monday, June 8, but there has been widespread concern about how guidance has been released to the sector, and some anger over the timing of the reopening which, HBI hears, may be too soon.

Spanish dentistry re-opens but 20% contraction expected

Spain's dental clinics are re-opening with infection control protocols after being largely closed for months, but the market is expected to shrink by 20% in 2020. On top of the dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, the largest players have been busy re-shuffling their boards and striking agreements with creditors. 

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